LibriVox recording of Idylls of the King by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Read by Elizabeth Klett.
Idylls of the King, published between 1856 and 1885, is a cycle of twelve narrative poems by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson which retells the legend of King Arthur, his knights, his love for Guinevere and her tragic betrayal of him, and the rise and fall of Arthur's kingdom. The whole work recounts Arthur's attempt and failure to lift up mankind and create a perfect kingdom, from his coming to power to his death at the hands of the traitor Mordred. Individual poems detail the deeds of various knights, including Lancelot, Geraint, Galahad, and Balin and Balan, and also Merlin and the Lady of the Lake. (Summary by Wikipedia)
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June 15, 2017 Subject:
Narrative poetry on audiobook can be a bit tough, but the combination of Arthurian legend and the excellent reading make this a good choice.
Reviewer:The Old Gaffer
June 26, 2014 Subject:
Ms. Klett does a very fine job reading this book. Her voice is clear and consistent from segment to segment, and she generally does a good job avoiding a flat/straight read. The recordings are good, not muddled with needless background noise.
I give her four stars out of a possible five because I found, for my part, that I sometimes had trouble differentiating one character's dialogue from the next.
But, as long as you're mindful of those dialogue transitions, this is a very fun, well made recording.